Sloth and Gluttony

I’m going to “attempt” to summarize a message from a mentor (and frequent Sifu Mimi Chan Show Podcast Guest) Coach Dan John about sloth and gluttony. 

It appealed to my Catholic childhood. 

It goes like this… sort of:

We get fat (insert: “out of shape” because I know some are sensitive to the F word) with sloth and gluttony so to undo this we must punish ourselves with sweat and starvation for a few weeks, days, or minutes and reverse the issues gathered around the waistline for the past four decades.

It’s an interesting thought that a few days fixes a few decades. And why does focusing on our health have to involve punishment?

Why do we talk about food, and exercise as being good or bad? 

Coffee is good. Coffee is bad. 

Squats are good. Squats are bad.

Grains are good. Grains are bad. 

As a trainer, coach, and fit-pro I get put in a position to then answer questions about fitness and performance. My go-to answer is to start with the basics… and then I get that eyes glazed-over look. 

Here they are if you are still reading. 

  • Sleep (7-9 hours).
  • Move (consistently throughout the day, week, month, year, and life. I like Kung Fu, Tai Chi, and Strength Training).
  • Eat like an adult (don’t eat too many things that come in a box).
  • Drink mostly water (most of us don’t need Gatorade).
  • Spend time with people you enjoy (wife, Wah Lum Family). 

Do these things well most of the time (not even all of the time!) and you will be in the best shape of your life.  

Sifu Oscar


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